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I Can’t Get No…

A 100-word flash fiction

He didn’t understand it.
There they were – sat under the electric light, leaning across the table to hold each other’s hands.
So that was that, he thought, as he lowered his binoculars…
She really was with who she said she would be with, and doing what she said she would.
Why wasn’t she lying, cheating, finding comfort elsewhere?
Women stole from him, went off with his sister’s husband, changed their phone number, laughed in his face.
He got satisfaction from being right when it all went wrong.

If she really was “working late” tomorrow, she’d have to go.

There’s a competition run by National Flash Fiction Day (UK) to write a micro-fiction of 100 words or less, here: National Flash Fiction Day Micro-Fiction Competition
UK writers only. Entry closes 31st January 2012.

Oh – and there’s this music-inspired, 100-word one too, for the One in Four charity which looks interesting: Caroline Smailes: A Challenge and the chance to see your story in print

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. A nicely strange twist here, a guy who actually likes it when hes cheated on, and when his relationships go belly up. Oh well, it takes all sorts… 🙂


  2. Quirky little story with no annoying ‘ta-da’ ending. Great stuff. And thanks for the links!


  3. Ha. Yes, good ending. It worked for me.


  4. Great spin and the 100 words doesn’t detract from the suspense – nice!


  5. Well done for the word count!


  6. Nice twist on things Rachel 🙂


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